Slackware 8.1 / 9.0 / 9.1 / current : mod_ssl (SSA:2004-154-01)

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Synopsis :

The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.

Description :

New mod_ssl packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, and
-current to fix a security issue. The packages were upgraded to
mod_ssl-2.8.18-1.3.31 fixing a buffer overflow that may allow remote
attackers to execute arbitrary code via a client certificate with a
long subject DN, if mod_ssl is configured to trust the issuing CA.
Websites running mod_ssl should upgrade to the new set of apache and
mod_ssl packages. There are new PHP packages as well to fix a
Slackware-specific local denial-of-service issue (an additional
Slackware advisory SSA:2004-154-02 has been issued for PHP).

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?5b42dac4

Solution :

Update the affected apache, mod_ssl and / or php packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Slackware Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18790 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0488